With the news this week that fuel bills are set to rise this winter,
we're reminding residents that there's still
time to get your home insulated for free, helping to keep costs down.
Until the end of the year, households in many areas of
Nottinghamshire can take advantage of free loft and cavity wall
insulation for their home – regardless of their income – thanks to
Warmstreets, the only insulation scheme endorsed by the Local
Authorities Energy Partnership, of which Nottinghamshire County Council
is a member.
The offer is drawing to a close shortly, with subsidies due
to end in December. People are being advised to take advantage while
they can and book a survey with Warmstreets before 30 November.
The offer includes free loft insulation for any private household
(owned or rented) which currently has less than 100mm, as well as free
cavity wall insulation.
Households that already have at least 100mm of loft insulation but
less than 150mm can pay a heavily subsidised price of just £99 to have
it topped up to the recommended level of 270mm.
"Free insulation is only possible due to government subsidies which
are due to end in December,” said Coun Richard Butler, chairman of
Nottinghamshire County Council’s environment and sustainability
"Residents should take advantage of this offer while they can. Not
only can they have loft and cavity wall insulation installed without
charge, but they will save money on their energy bills for years to come
as their homes will be easier to heat – up to £175 a year if they
install loft insulation.
"It will also reduce the impact that heating their homes has on the environment.”
Householders who are interested can call Warmstreets on 0800 043
9569, or if calling from a mobile, 0333 577 9569, to arrange a survey.
Alternatively, visit: www.warmstreets.co.uk. Offers are subject to survey and depend on house size.
Information is also available at www.everybodys-talking.org/insulation-offers